~ Menu

~ Social

Follow us on social media @theviviangallery.

You and Your Resolve

~ 6 July – 25 August 2019

Grace Wright

~ You and Your Resolve

~ It’s rare to uncover a new style of painting in New Zealand ~ and Grace Wright delivers a whole show of it ~ Sublime ~ Elegant ~ And powerful ~ This unique show has been created exclusively for The Vivian

Grace Wright’s paintings are as enigmatic as they are joyful, liquid engineering that defies and bounces rigid academic perspectives well beyond the box of the stretcher frame.

Perhaps this sheer indulgence is the point. For there is a tension inherent in each of these works; a chaotic mishmash of effervescent springs – both sprung and contained – that intentionally belie the depth of thought behind their creation.

As Grace says, ‘These works enact a kind of ‘opening’ and through this a felt exaltation or agony by tight coiling gestures that hold a tension and release. A frozen moment of ecstasy perhaps, equally delicious as it is grotesque. The significance of the large scale allows us to become aware of the relative size of our bodies before it. As a female artist I’m interested in the labour of my own body producing work to a scale that overwhelms the physical body, repelling any possibility of domestication.’

We’re proud to host this gorgeous, powerful and deeply thoughtful show of Grace’s work in conjunction with Parlour Projects in Hawkes Bay.

~ Downloads for this show

Image © Grace Wright. ‘Recasting Heaven’ , 2019
Image © Grace Wright. ‘Recasting Heaven’ , 2019

~ Grace Wright

Learn more about Grace Wright in their Artist Profile.

VIV-1712

'Fortunate Mistakes (Future Temptations)' , 2018

Acrylic on linen
1200 x 1500 x 35mm

SOLD
VIV-1711

'Beyond Imagination (Paintings Of The Sun)' , 2019

Acrylic on linen
2400 x 1800 x 35mm

SOLD
VIV-1714

'Fate Undecided Yet Wouldn’t You Like To Know ' , 2019

Acrylic on linen
1300 x 1800 x 35mm

SOLD
VIV-1715

'Recasting Heaven ' , 2019

Acrylic on Linen
1300 x 1800 x 35mm

SOLD
VIV-1738

'Specific Of A Golden Illusion' , 2019

Acrylic on Linen
1000 x 1200 x 35mm

SOLD
VIV-1737

'The Format of Pleasure (Rose)' , 2019

Acrylic on Linen
1300 x 1800 x 35mm

VIV-1713

'The Illusion Of A Truth In Turquoise ' , 2019

Acrylic on linen
1200 x 1500 x 35mm

VIV-1710

'The Night Mist of My (Tangerine) Heart' , 2019

Acrylic on linen
1200 x 1500 x 35mm

~ Show Films

We love making films to help you discover and explore artists and our shows.

~ Stay in touch

Get invites to show launches and other special events at The Vivian – We only send one email per month and you can unsubscribe at any point.

*We hate Spam & Junk Emails.